Happy Thanksgiving, Bleeding Green Nation. Here's hoping you have an enjoyable and safe holiday. Try not to eat too much. (Oh, who am I kidding? Go crazy.)
Today is obviously a big game for the Philadelphia Eagles as they prepare to take on the Dallas Cowboys. Kickoff can't come soon enough.
Let's pass the time together while we wait. Before you dive into your delicious Thanksgiving meal, take a second to stop by and tell us here at BGN something that you are thankful for. It can be Eagles related or personal or anything you want it to be about.
I'll start us off: I'm really thankful for the great community we have here at BGN. The site has grown exponentially in the past year. At the very least, BGN is consistently a top three SB Nation NFL blog. I'd like to think it's the best. We have a wonderful team of staff writers (and podcasters!) that provide great content for our dedicated readers. And while the comment section can be equally hostile as it is insightful at times, I always know those disagreement stem from great passion. It's really cool how this community has formed due to such a strong similar interest.
I know the success BGN has achieved wouldn't be possible without the support of you, the readers. Your support has allowed BGN to have some great opportunities in the past year. We've broken record numbers in terms of site traffic. We had somewhere over one million page views in just the course of the three day 2014 NFL Draft. We formed an Eagles podcast that now averages about 3,000 listens per show, collaborates with Tony Bruno, and has earned sponsorship from Dunkin Philly. We've interviewed Eagles players such as Todd Herremans, Connor Barwin, Beau Allen, Cody Parkey, and Evan Mathis. We've covered every single OTAs/mini-camp/training camp practice live. We've been credentialed for all Eagles games. We've been linked to by outlets such as Grantland, ESPN, NFL.com, and more. We've had Philadelphia Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro ask to write for us. We've seen BGN alumni continue to have success after leaving the site: Jimmy Kempski AKA "Bye, Dawk :(" joined Philly.com and now is headed to Philly Voice as their main Eagles writer. Eliot Shorr-Parks is still with NJ.com and he had a major role in one of the biggest stories of the 2014 offseason. All of these things are just a few examples of what BGN has accomplished, thanks to your support.
I hope BGN has been and continues to be something you can feel like you're a part of and take pride in.
Thank you, and have a great day.
Now it's your turn. What are you most thankful for?